Although it’s not a surprise that working in creative branches is usually quite intense, she’s definitely one of the busiest people I have ever met. Olga Mieloszyk is Warsaw based young fashion designer, who has already marked her presence in Polish fashion scene with a chain of successful stories. Her collections have been shown during Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland and Olga herself has won the most important contest for young designers in Poland.
Her background includes artistic education as well as designing for well-known Polish fashion brands. She graduated from Strzeminski Academy of Art in Łódź, studied in Porto and participated in London Fashion workshop at Central Saint Martins. Apart from fashion design, Olga is engaged in fashion illustration and getting her PhD at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Balancing between many activities – she’s currently focused on her collections.
Olga Mieloszyk – defined
The brand she creates is an urban mixture of prêt-a-porter chic and avant-garde cuts both for women and men. Olga sets the simple geometric forms against sophisticated patterns, which results in the timeless looks with the gentle feel of extraordinary. Quality fabrics like silk, wool and leather gives Olga’s collections another unique distinction, but it’s even more about the unusual combinations of different textures they create, than the quality itself.
It might be up to Olga’s engagement in fashion illustration or not, but distinct prints from the very beginning played important role in her designs. Each collection has its own printed main theme, which has already become Olga’s trademark. Her debut collection – Orangery – was inspired by the decorative motive on the roof of Gare de Oriente Railway Station in Lisbon. Architectural print from successful debut was followed by Faberge Egg motive in second collection.
New collection – unclassified
Taking her previous works into account, the latest propositions for Spring/Summer 2013 seem to show that Mieloszyk is definitely not to be a creator you can put a label on. Shown during Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland – this minimalist collection surprised all those who got used to her previous designs. “I wanted to go outside of the box and create something that will show Olga Mieloszyk’s different face – says the designer. – In contrast to the splendor and diversity of the first two collections, this time I wanted to achieve the synthesis and create something more ascetic and homogenous. However, it is more varied that it may look at the first glance – the textures and fabrics are highly contrasting with each other.” Whatever next step she will take – we’re almost sure that it won’t be classified.
For now, Olga Mieloszyk S/S 2013 will be soon available online, at SHWRM.PL – one of the best online addresses to find young fashion designers from Poland. We can’t wait!
Pictures: M. Makowski/ A. Matuszna/ Ł. Brześkiewicz/ I. Maciusowicz